Fethiye’s Blue Flag Beaches

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If you’re a regular visitor or even a recently arrived resident of the Mugla region, you’ll be no stranger to Fethiye’s Blue Flag beaches. You can find numbers of stunning beaches around Fethiye such as, Oludeniz Beach as well as Calis, Iztuzu, Kabak Beaches plusSarigerme, also Patara Beaches near Fethiye.
In all, the region boasts 106, helping to secure Turkey’s third place in the world. But then maybe it’s
not surprising for a stretch of coastline known as the Turkish Riviera.

But perhaps what sets the area apart is not just the quantity of pristine beaches available but also
the variety of experiences they offer. If you’re thinking about buying property in the Fethiye area,
you’re certainly going to be spoilt for choice.

Fethiye's Blue Flag beaches
Fethiye’s Blue Flag beaches

Fethiye’s Blue Flag Beaches

Perhaps Turkey’s best known beach – and certainly its most photographed – is over the Ovacik hill
and at the foot of Babadag.
The summer beach resort of Oludeniz is just a 20-minute ride on the dolmus and boasts a seafront
promenade lined with restaurants along a sand-and-pebble beach stretching almost two kilometres
from the Kidrak end to the Blue Lagoon.

The resort is popular among daredevils seeking to try the thrills of paragliding. After all, Mount
Babadag is among the world’s best launch points and Oludeniz one of the busiest landing strips for
the sport.

However, in the summer months, the resort is also usually full of families staying in the locals hotels
enjoying water sport activities and boat trips sold at kiosks along the beach.
The famous Blue Lagoon is also home to a number of beach clubs which occasionally lay on evening
entertainment, barbecues and party nights with the placid turquoise waters of the lagoon as a


Calis is another Fethiye favourite among visiting tourists but, as a year-round destination, also
attracts its fair share of locals strolling the long promenade.
The bars and restaurants here offer unrivalled sunset views over Fethiye Bay while Koca Calis a little
further along was even used as a location in 007 adventure Skyfall. With cooling summer breezes
blowing in from the Mediterranean, it’s also a popular spot for kite-boarding and wind-surfing.

Fethiye’s familiar favourites also now have new rivals in exclusive beach clubs around the peninsula
on the west side of town. Help! and SeaMe Beach are now firmly established – the latter even
booked exclusively by Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos for a private party in 2021.

A little further away …

If you like to explore or enjoy a little adventure, the spectacular beaches at Kabak and Butterfly
can be reached by boat from Oludeniz. The latter – known for species of butterfly most
evident in the spring and early summer – is flanked by sheer cliffs either side, a stream flowing down
a gorge and into the sea, passing through a bohemian bar and restaurant popular with campers.

Akmaz, Karaot, Inlice, Katranci and Gunluklu are just a little way north of Fethiye, tucked away in
secluded bays surrounded by pine forests while there are a few limited bathing spots in the affluent
marina town of Gocek – not a bad place for celebrity-spotting in the summer months when the
moorings are crammed with expensive yachts hosting guests from all around the world.

Day trips

If you’re happy to drive a little further, both Patara to the south and Dalyan to the north are within
90 minutes of Fethiye.
Patara boasts unspoiled sand dunes and no less than four miles of sandy beach stretching almost to
Kalkan. Ancient ruins just a little inland are reputed to be the home of St Nicholas, whose story is
said to have inspired the legend of Santa.

Fethiye’s Blue Flag Beaches

Iztuzu Beach at Dalyan is just over two miles long but none the less spectacular. Here, shallow
waters stretching out to sea are ideal for green and loggerhead turtles which return every year to
nest. It’s also possible to catch a water taxi to the beach from Dalyan’s town centre, adding a restful
20-minute boat ride to a pleasant day out.

Both Patara and Iztuzu include beachside cafes and bars, serving light lunches, snacks, ice creams
and hot and cold drinks. There are sunbeds and parasols for hire too – but even just a short walk
along the sands is enough to escape the more crowded areas and it’s easy to believe you’re alone in
a world where the only sound is the waves lapping at the shore.

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